Former U.S. President Donald Trump, who faced severe criticism for his verbal attacks on immigrants that some likened to Nazi philosophy, now claims he has never read Adolf Hitler’s book “Mein Kampf.” Despite denying having read the book, Trump continues to escalate his inflammatory rhetoric.
Trump, a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, reiterated his divisive language during a campaign event in Iowa on Tuesday. He stated, “It’s true they are spilling the blood of our country. That’s what they’re doing. They are destroying our country.”
Last week, Trump made similar remarks, sparking a storm of criticism. A White House spokesperson accused him of “echoing the vile language of fascists and violent white supremacists.”
Last month, President Joe Biden, who defeated Trump in the 2020 elections and is likely to face him again in 2024, accused the former president of echoing the views of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler by referring to his opponents as “vermin.”
On Tuesday evening, Trump denied any resemblance to Hitler’s language, saying, “I have never read ‘Mein Kampf’.” He added that Hitler used such language “in a completely different way.”